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DIMEV 6346
IMEV 3973.5
NIMEV 3973.5
When it is young it has no might
Man compared to a summer flower — three lines
Subjects: transitoriness, of life
Versification: — three-line — aab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Hereford, Hereford Cathedral Library O.3.5, f. 48va
Transcription:
qwen it is ȝong is it has no myht
When it eldyr it is fair in syght
þe fairer it is þe les it lesteth